In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.
Despite the trust bestowed on the minister he turned out to be a snake in the grass during the revolution.
He is an interesting speaker but tends to go off at a tangent.
He sold his house for a song.
He is leaving the country for a good.
The popularity of the yesterday’s superstar is on the wane.
Leaders should not only make speeches they should also be prepared to to bell the cat.
Dowry is a burning question of the day.
Why must you look a gift horse in the mouth ?
Sanjay is very different about passing the Civil Services Examination this year.
It is no longer easy to strike gold in Shakespeare’s research since much work has already been done on him.